Boston Writing Project Summer Institute 2017

Exploring Cultural Identity Through Writing
at UMASS/Boston

July 24, 2017 – August 3, 2017
Mondays – Thursdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

This summer, the Boston Writing Project will offer a two-week summer institute in which educators can explore themes of race, culture, identity, and language in their own lives and in the teaching of writing. The institute will be designed to create a safe space for teachers to explore ideas and share experiences around these themes that are central to navigating the climate of change in our educational system.

Components of the institute will include, reflective writing and sharing, as well as discussion of relevant readings. In addition, twice weekly, we will conduct visits to diverse destinations in Boston to use as settings and prompts for our own writing.

The institute is open to 15 teachers of writing from all grade levels, in all subject areas, and from all types of schools. The facilitators are teachers from various schools in Massachusetts and will serve as thinking partners and co-learners with participants. Meetings will take place at UMASS Boston and throughout the greater Boston area. Each participant will receive a stipend of $500. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to earn three graduate credits from the College of Education and Human Development at UMass Boston, tuition free (University fees, however, will apply).


If you are interested in this program please fill out the on-line application.

Applications are due on April 1, 2017, and notifications will be received by mid-April.